Understanding (& Reducing) Dairy Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Enteric emissions and manure are the two biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions from dairies. Fortunately, we have existing and new solutions to help us decrease the amount of GHGs emitted, helping make dairy production more sustainable for now and the future.
Listen in as Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Director of the CLEAR Center at UC Davis and professor of air quality, talks us through the major sources of dairy GHGs. Plus, Frank will describe areas for reduction and future innovations by researchers and farmers alike.
Dig deeper with these resources about dairy greenhouse gases and reductions:
- “Symposium review: Defining a pathway to climate neutrality for US dairy cattle production” by Sara Place, Conor McCabe, and Frank Mitloehner, 2022.
- “Modeling greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farms” by C. Alan Rotz, 2018.
- “Entry Points for Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Small-Scale Dairy Farms: Looking Beyond Milk Yield Increase” by de Vries et al, 2019.
If you like this episode, keep an eye out for our series on dairy sustainability, brought to you with the generous support of Dairy Management, Inc.
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